Upcoming Events

The School of Public Health follows all Brown University health and safety protocols to ensure the safety of our in-person events. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event, including current University policy regarding face masks and coverings (see the University’s COVID-19 Campus Activity Status page for the current policy for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals).

  • Tyler McCormick, PhD
    May
    19
    11:00am

    Health Data Science Conversation with Tyler McCormick, PhD

    121 South Main Street, Room 245

    Join us for a Health Data Science Conversation with Tyler McCormick, PhD, entitled Social networks and geometry: insights for data collection and analysis

    Please add to your calendar and join us on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 11am in Rm 245, or virtually via Zoom

    *Zoom link: https://brown.zoom.us/j/95370049393 

    Dr. McCormick’s work develops statistical models for inference and prediction in scientific settings where data are sparsely observed or measured with error. His recent projects include estimating features of social networks (e.g. the degree of clustering or how central an individual is) using data from standard surveys, inferring a likely cause of death (when deaths happen outside of hospitals) using reports from surviving caretakers, and quantifying & communicating uncertainty in predictive models for global health policymakers. He holds a PhD in Statistics (with distinction) from Columbia University and is the recipient of the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, NIH Career Development (K01) Award, Army Research Office Young Investigator Program Award, and a Google Faculty Research Award. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Statistics and Sociology at the University of Washington, where he is also a core faculty member in the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences and a Senior Data Science Fellow in the eScience Institute. During the 2019-2020 academic year, he was on leave as a Visiting Faculty Researcher at Google People+AI Research (PAIR). He currently serves as the Editor for the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics (JCGS).

    Brown University School of Public Health
  • NIA IMPACT Collaboratory Grand Rounds

    Thursday, May 19, 2022
    12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

    “Deprescribing Education vs Usual Care for Patients with Cognitive
    Impairment and Primary Care Clinicians: The OPTIMZE Pragmatic
    Cluster Randomized Trial”

    Presented by:

    Elizabeth Bayliss, MD, MSPH

    Senior Investigator, Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado
    Professor of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

    AND

    Cynthia Boyd, MD, MPH

    Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
    Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Zoom Conferencing
    Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android:
    https://hebrewseniorlife.zoom.us/j/97344810673
    Dial In : +1 312 626 6799 (US Toll) or +1 470 250 9358 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 973 4481 0673

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health
  • Common Grounds
    May
    25
    9:00am

    Common Grounds

    121 South Main Street, Room Rm 331

    Join us for “Common Grounds” - A Chance to Wake up and Smell the Coffee!

    We know that hybrid schedules and zoom meetings can affect our sense of community. In addition to the formal events and activities being planned, we’ll be launching a casual, drop-in opportunity to gather.

    Starting weekly on Wednesday, March 16 at 9am in Rm 331, come join members of the SPH community for socializing, catching up, and grab-and-go-coffee. Students, staff and faculty are welcome.

    Public health protocols apply.

    Brown University School of Public Health, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, SPH-GSC
  • Groops is an emotional wellness platform reinventing the group counseling model for the modern world to serve the millions of people who need and want mental wellness support and cannot get it from the limited resources available today. Groops brings small groups of people together virtually to have expert-guided conversations around the worries and wonders of modern life, from stress and anxiety, to relationships and parenting, to finding purpose in the everyday. The platform creates space for people to reflect, share and grow — together.

    In this session, the Groops leadership team will share how they are revolutionizing the world of mental wellness, get real about their startup highs and lows, share digital marketing strategies, and open up a dialogue around the power of infusing social connection into the world of mental wellness through deep conversations with strangers.

    Speaker Bio

    Dr. Bobbi Wegner is a clinical psychologist, lecturer at Harvard, author, advisor, writer, international speaker, and CEO/Founder of Groops: an online mental wellness platform that brings people together to talk about their real issues with the help of a trained facilitator. She works with individuals and organizations to promote mental wellness for everyone – everywhere.

    Dr. Bobbi writes and speaks internationally on modern mental health. She has a column in Psychology Today (“Perfectly Imperfect Parenting”), is a parenting expert on NBC News Learn, is on the Today Show parenting team, and has spoken on or written for numerous popular publications including NPR, Harvard Health Blog, The Associated Press, Mind Body Green, and Sunrise (Australia’s No. 1), to name a few. Her book, Raising Feminist Boys: How to Talk to Your Child about Gender, Consent, and Empathy, published in June 2021 with New Harbinger. She has given three TEDx talks on the subject.

    Given her interest in mental health, access, innovation, and entrepreneurship, Dr. Bobbi teaches Advocacy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and courses on Motivation and Groups & Culture at the Harvard Extension School in the Industrial Organizational Psychology Program.

    She is committed to furthering mental health access on the board of directors for USA for IOM (the UN Migration Agency) and the board of advisors for Ignite Mental Health, out of Harvard Innovation Lab. She is also a medical writer and reviewer for Buoy Health, a Harvard-Innovation Lab digital health company.


    Please note that this virtual event, including attendees’ Zoom video, audio and screen name, and questions or chats, will be recorded. All or portions of the event recording may be shared through the Center for Digital Health’s digital channels. Individuals who do not want their identities to be captured are solely responsible for turning off their camera, muting their microphone and/or adjusting their screen name accordingly. By attending this event, you consent to your name, voice, and/or image being recorded and to CDH reproducing, distributing and otherwise displaying the recording, within its sole discretion.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Entrepreneurship, Psychology & Cognitive Sciences
  • Anthony Surace
    May
    26
    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    BSHS Dissertation Defense | Anthony Surace

    121 South Main Street & Zoom Room, Room 375 & https://brown.zoom.us/j/96228063957

    The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences is pleased to announce the dissertation defense of Anthony Surace.

    It’s About Time: A Temporal Analysis of Minority Strengths/Stress Effects on Drinking Behavior Among Sexual Minorities

    This dissertation examines how social marginalization and resilience are associated with drinking among sexual minorities. This work utilized both qualitative and quantitative methods within the Minority Stress and Intersectionality frameworks. Qualitative interviews explored how participants’ multiple identities impacted how they overcame adversity and engaged with the LGBT community. Quantitative analyses, utilizing mixed effects negative binomial regression and multilevel modeling approaches, investigated the association between same day discrimination and drinking among SMs. This research has implications for future alcohol-related health disparities research.

    PhD Advisor: Christopher Kahler, PhD

    Please note that this virtual event, including attendees’ Zoom video, audio and screen name, and questions or chats, will be recorded. All or portions of the event recording may be shared through Brown University’s digital channels. Individuals who do not want their identities to be captured are solely responsible for turning off their camera, muting their microphone and/or adjusting their screen name accordingly. By attending this event, you consent to your name, voice, and/or image being recorded and to Brown University reproducing, distributing and otherwise displaying the recording, within its sole discretion.

  • May
    26
    3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Lavender Graduation 2022

    Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center, Room Kasper Multipurpose Room

    The LGBTQ Center invites all students graduating with any degree to participate in our second annual Lavender Graduation Ceremony. This event will celebrate LGBTQ+ students and allies - anyone who is interested may participate.  We will be handing out rainbow tassels and rainbow cords to all participants. In order to receive a tassel and cord you must attend this event. PARTICIPANT RSVP REQUIRED. DEADLINE TO REGISTER: SUNDAY, MAY 22ND AT MIDNIGHT. 

    Alumni, Staff, faculty, and students who are not graduating are also invited to attend.  Please use this GUEST & VOLUNTEER RSVP to let us know you’d like to attend.  You are not required to volunteer if you RSVP but this form allows you to choose to volunteer as well.  For questions please contact Kelly Garrett at [email protected].  Thank you!

  • Thank you for registering for the Automation in REDCap - Using REDCap to Automate Research Tasks virtual workshop with Jeff Richardson.

    The workshop will be on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST followed by a 15 minute Q&A. If you have any questions contact me at [email protected]

    REDCap is designed to be largely self-taught when it comes to the basics. We strongly recommend you view some of the available introductory videos noted below before taking one of our REDCap classes. This way, we can get right down to the business of how REDCap is used in research.

    Introductory videos can be found here: https://projectredcap.org/resources/videos/

    Previous REDCap Workshop recordings can be found on the Advance-CTR website: https://advancectr.brown.edu/events-training/event-recordings

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, Mathematics, Technology, Engineering, Research, Training, Professional Development
  • SPH Ice Cream Social
    Jun
    7
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    SPH Ice Cream Social

    121 South Main Street, Room 331

    Join us for an SPH Ice Cream Social in appreciation of our students, faculty, and staff! 

    Our Interim Dean Ron Aubert, Academic Dean Megan Ranney, and Executive Dean Sara Walsh will serve scoops to attendees in Room 331 

    Limited to School of Public Health only

    Register Here

    *Please RSVP by June 3, 2022* 

    Brown University School of Public Health, Public Health DUG, SPH-GSC
  • Jun
    8
    3:00pm - 5:00pm

    CDH Pitch Competition

    TBD

    Join the Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health (CDH) for an afternoon of innovation and entrepreneurship. The CDH has identified teams of innovators within the Brown-Lifespan ecosystem to pitch their digital health applications and platforms to a panel of esteemed judges. The winning team(s) will walk away with up to $25,000 seed funding and ongoing mentorship from CDH leadership.

    These teams of junior investigators at Brown and Lifespan will be presenting their 5-min pitch for a digital health innovation that focuses on improving population health, public health, and/or health care delivery with an emphasis on health equity.

    Audience members will have the opportunity to submit feedback and and vote on their favorite innovation!

  •    BROWN BAG SERIES
    Jun
    15
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    BROWN BAG PRESENTATION

    We are pleased to announce that our June 15th Brown Bag will be presented by Vincent Mor, Ph.D., Florence Pirce Grant University Professor, Professor of Health Services, Policy, and Practice, Lonnita Myles, MBA., Project Director, American Health Care Association, David Gifford, MD, MPH., Clinical Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice; Chief Medical Officer, American Health Care Association and Elizabeth White, APRN, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice. The presentation is entitled “Nursing Home EMR Data & the Long-Term Care Data Cooperative”

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health
  • Jun
    15
    4:00pm - 5:00pm

    REDCap Drop-in Session

    Zoom

    Thank you for registering for the REDCap Drop-in Session with Jeff Richardson.

    The drop-in session will be on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST. If you have any questions contact me at [email protected]

    REDCap is designed to be largely self-taught when it comes to the basics. We strongly recommend you view some of the available introductory videos noted below before attending one of the REDCap drop-in sessions.

    Introductory videos can be found here: https://projectredcap.org/resources/videos/

    Previous REDCap Workshop recordings can be found on the Advance-CTR website: https://advancectr.brown.edu/events-training/event-recordings

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, Mathematics, Technology, Engineering, Research, Training, Professional Development
  • Registration is open for the 2022 Virtual Institute! Visit our website to register, see the full agenda, and learn more about the poster call. The poster call deadline has been extended to May 1, 2022.

    This institute will include discussion of Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) / Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), Bundled Payment, Quality Measures, Alternative Payment Models, Future Research, and more!

  • How to register. Please click on the ‘Apply with Cube’ link below under ‘Application Information’. Once you create a new account, please complete your profile and register for the event.

    On the registration page, you can indicate whether you are applying for funding or need assistance with travel and lodging. It is important to note that you are asked to upload a CV. You can, however, upload a document describing your name and institution. If you are a graduate student, your advisor can upload your letter of recommendation to https://app.icerm.brown.edu/Cube/advisor

    Conference description.

    Research in HIV continues to generate highly complex data structures. Examples include genomic sequences (both host and virus); individual medical records, which include such complications as irregular measurement, missing data, and unstructured text fields; medical images; social network data; and aggregated ‘super cohorts’ such as those coordinated by the IeDEA and CNICS consortia. Even the design and analysis of randomized trials require innovative techniques to enable optimal use of data that can be expensive and labor-intensive to collect.

    This symposium is designed to bring together statistical and data science researchers either working directly in the area of HIV or whose work has direct relevance to problems and data structures encountered in HIV research. We are particularly interested in engaging data science researchers in fields such as computer science, engineering, and applied mathematics, whose work in related areas might lead to innovative new approaches. Participants will gather for focused activities related to dissemination of new methods, formation of new collaborations, extended discussion to identify new challenges, and engagement of junior investigators.

    Finally, owing to investments by NIH and other funding agencies, the number of HIV-focused statisticians and data scientists from low- and middle-income countries is growing. The symposium also is designed to promote continued engagement between statistical scientists from the ‘global north’ and ‘global south’.

    Is there funding available? Yes. We have funding available for graduate students, postdocs, and those coming from low and middle income countries.

    Is there a virtual option? The conference is in-person but we are working to set up a virtual broadcast of the talks. In person applications will be given priority.

    Who can I contact with questions about Cube? Please email [email protected]

    Co-sponsored by Providence-Boston Center for AIDS Research and ICERM https://cfar.med.brown.edu/

  • Thinking of applying to a graduate school in public health? Join us for a virtual fair!

    Free to all prospective students and advisors, you will be able to meet and chat with representatives from dozens of public health schools and programs.

    Brown University School of Public Health’s chat room will be open from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST.

    Join us and learn more about our public health graduate programs!

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Careers, Recruiting, Internships
  • Join our virtual session at the NIH Graduate and Professional School Fair!

    Learn about our graduate programs, faculty, students, research, curriculum, career services, student life and so much more! This is an incredible opportunity to meet and interact with current faculty, students, and leadership. We want to learn why you’re passionate about public health, so we can take on the challenges of the world together!

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Careers, Recruiting, Internships
  • Thinking of applying to a graduate school in public health? Join us for a virtual fair!

    Free to all prospective students and advisors, you will be able to meet and chat with representatives from dozens of public health schools and programs.

    Brown University School of Public Health’s chat room will be open from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST.

    Join us and learn more about our public health graduate programs!

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Careers, Recruiting, Internships
  • Thinking of applying to a graduate school in public health? Join us for a virtual fair!

    Free to all prospective students and advisors, you will be able to meet and chat with representatives from dozens of public health schools and programs.

    Brown University School of Public Health’s chat room will be open from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST.

    Join us and learn more about our public health graduate programs!

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Careers, Recruiting, Internships
  • Thinking of applying to a graduate school in public health? Join us for a virtual fair!

    Free to all prospective students and advisors, you will be able to meet and chat with representatives from dozens of public health schools and programs.

     

    Brown University School of Public Health’s chat room will be open from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST.

    Join us and learn more about our public health graduate programs!

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Careers, Recruiting, Internships